Daniel Negreanu Doesn’t Expect WSOP To Go Ahead

Daniel Negreanu does not expect this year’s World Series of Poker to go ahead as scheduled, explaining There really isn't much you can do to safeguard a poker tournament from the spread of germs!

By: Andrew Burnett

In a recent interview with PokerNews, the former PokerStars ambassador also revealed that he has been in quarantine with his wife Amanda for a while.

"Honestly, the quarantine life works quite well for Amanda and I since we are both home bodies," DNegs told Will Shillibier, adding that nothing much has changed except for being unable to attend his beloved ice hockey games.

With the majority of casinos shut and poker events now either cancelled, postponed or moved online, the WSOP is the one big live event holding out, still scheduled to run May 25th to July 16th at the Rio.

Seth Palansky, VP of Corporate Communications for the WSOP has suggested that a decision on whether it goes ahead or not may not be taken until May.

Palansky recently stated: “We keep our heads down, keep planning in place. We don’t need to make a decision now,” according to the LVRJ.

He also revealed that ‘contingency plans’ had been discussed, but added only: “Things are changing not just daily but hourly now. We’ll continue to monitor everything.”

As for Negreanu, he along with many others don’t see the WSOP going ahead as normal.

"Personally, I don't see a WSOP happening this summer,” he told PokerNews.

Maybe it happens in the fall, but I would be really surprised if all this blows over by then. There really isn't much you can do to safeguard a poker tournament from the spread of germs."

In the meantime, it’s online poker for DNegs and pretty much everyone else for the foreseeable future, Negreanu describing it as “a lot more comfortable and convenient.”

If, or when, the WSOP makes a final decision on the summer shindig, we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as it happens.


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